The Masque of the Read Death Overview Quiz

Edgar Allan Poe is the king of creeps, his stories send shivers down the spines of those who endeavor to read his works. "The Masque of the Red Death" is no exception, the mysterious illness that sweeps Prince Prospero's kingdom is personified in the nightmarish masked ball the prince hosts. The dark imagery and inhuman characters in this story work well to invoke feelings of apprehension. Take the eNotes' "Masque of the Red Death" Overview Quiz to see if you can recall the gruesome details of this literary classic!

  1. What do the party goers discover under the robes?

  2. How long do the visitors stay in the fortified castle?

  3. Which is NOT a symptom of the Red Death?

  4. What sound stops the revelers every hour?

  5. How soon after being afflicted do victims die?

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